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Fried Pork Dumplings

These fried pork dumplings are a perfect party appetizer, or make them a meal and serve with a salad!

Sesame Pork Fried Dumplings

Fried Pork Dumplings

I am obsessed with pretty much all Asian foods. Since my eating out budget is currently at $0, I have to get creative and make it at home to satisfy those cravings. I’ve done fairly well so far.

There’s my Spicy Grilled Chicken Teriyaki, Teriyaki Chicken & Rice Bowl, Spicy Chili Garlic Stir Fry Sauce, Mongolian Beef, Egg Rolls, Chicken Fried Rice, and the Shrimp and Shiitake Stir Fry.

All of these regularly make it into my rotation. These dumplings are getting added into the bunch too!

They start with a simple mixture of ground pork, garlic, fresh ginger, green onions, rice vinegar, and soy sauce.

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Lay out some wrappers, and place about a teaspoon of filling on each. Work quickly because once the wrappers start to dry out they are really hard to fold!

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Wet the edges with a cornstarch slurry, fold in half to form a triangle, and then fold the corners in toward the center.

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Preheat a good non-stick skillet with 1/4 cup of water and 2 tablespoons oil over medium high heat. Place the dumplings into the pan carefully, cover, and steam until the water is evaporated and one side has browned. Flip the dumplings and brown the other side.

Serve with dipping sauce, and one of my Asian main dishes listed at the beginning of this post!

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Or just make a meal of them all on their own.

Sesame Pork Fried Dumplings


Yield: 4 servings

Fried Sesame Pork Dumplings

Fried Sesame Pork Dumplings

Make your own at home and skip the take out line and expense. These Fried Sesame Pork Dumplings are so delicious! Perfect for your next gathering. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, finely minced
  • 2 green onions, green part only, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce/paste
  • 1 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 20-25 square wonton wrappers
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup water, divided


  1. Mix ground pork, garlic, green onions, ginger, rice vinegar, soy sauce, chili garlic sauce, and sesame oil together using your hands until the ingredients are evenly distributed.
  2. Place 1-2 teaspoons of pork mixture into wonton wrappers, combine cornstarch and 1/3 cup cold water to make a slurry, and wet the edges of the wonton wrappers with it. Fold wonton wrapper in half to make a triangle, and then fold the corners over toward the center.
  3. Preheat oil and water in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat until the water is simmering. Add the dumplings in a single layer, cover, and steam for 3 minutes or until the water evaporates. Uncover, and brown on both sides.
  4. Serve with soy sauce for dipping.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 397Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 555mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 20g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate. If you are tracking these things for medical purposes please consult an outside, trusted source. Thanks!

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Wednesday 1st of January 2020

These were terrific! We made them as is which was awesome, then we also made a version with chicken, sun dried tomato, olive, and a little cheese. This is a great base recipe! Thanks for sharing!

Nicole Johnson

Wednesday 1st of January 2020

Thank you so much, Christi! We love these too. I'm so glad you enjoyed them!

Hellion’s Kitchen

Wednesday 9th of May 2018 good! Made these, hot & soup soup and house fried rice tonight. Who needs an Asian restaurant when it’s this easy to make at home. The star of the show was, definitely, the wontons!

Nicole Johnson

Thursday 10th of May 2018

Yay! Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know. These are one of my favorites too. <3 <3 Tell your friends! ;)

Karyl | Karyl's Kulinary Krusade

Friday 10th of February 2017

These look so amazing! I've never made dumplings of any kind before because I thought they were difficult. But these look simple. I'm pinning this one for sure

Nicole Johnson

Saturday 11th of February 2017

Thanks, Karyl! I think you will love them!

Ramona Wood

Tuesday 3rd of January 2017

I make won tons for soup. I have both broth and made up won ton...they freeze great. I place them on a cookie sheet on a single layer freeze good them transfer them to a air tight container. So YES you can make these a head. just don't leave them out in the air. they dry out.


Thursday 20th of August 2015

Fantastic! Watch out after you flip them; they cook fast!!

Nicole Johnson

Saturday 22nd of August 2015

Yes! Great tip! If you find them cooking TOO fast I suggest reducing the heat a bit though. You have to make sure that they cook long enough for the meat filling to be cooked through. Thanks so much for coming back and letting me know how they turned out!

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